Our seminar in Peguyville on early elections, scheduled for January 19, 2024, had to be canceled because of gangs taking over intersections and blocking access
It is the biggest reason for the paucity of women candidates in Haiti. On October 23, 2023, the Haiti Democracy Project’s women candidates held a seminar “La prévention de la violence électorale à l’égard des femmes” at the Office of Citizens’ Protection (OPC) in Port-au-Prince. Slideshow
Report by U.N. high commissioner for human rights. Despite valiant efforts of the Haitian National Police, as at Liancourt last year when seven policemen bravely gave their lives in the struggle, gangs have spread from the capital into the lower Artibonite. They execute members of the local population during attacks on villages. They burn abductees to force their families to pay ransoms. Haitian senators have connived with them. To support the police and courts, the high commissioner urges that the Security Council’s multinational mission be sent as quickly as possible.
The Haiti Democracy Project’s women candidates send a mobile clinic of nurses and caregivers to the hard-hit neighborhood of Carrefour-Feuilles where numerous families have been driven out of their homes by the gangs. Slideshow
By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor. Kenya is to be widely applauded for its offer to lead an international force in support of the Haitian police. Where is the United States?
Wiselaine Dorcélus, leader of the Democracy Project’s women candidates, was attacked and driven from her home in Croix-des-Bouquets last week